Synopses & Reviews
Since the dawn of human existence, people have gazed up at the night sky and wondered about the moon. Here the veteran nonfiction author Elaine Scott skillfully presents a wealth of captivating, kid-friendly information, covering everything from the newest theories on how the moon formed, to the recent, startling discovery of water on its surface and the very real possibility of future moon colonies. Illustrated with stunning, full-color photographs and packed with fun facts, this is the most complete and up-to-date book available on the moon and should find a home on every curious childandrsquo;s bookshelf. Includes glossary, bibliography, and index.
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"Moon" takes a look at Earth's moon from a variety of perspectives-its physical structure, its meaning to humans, and the incredible journeys astronauts have made to its surface.
Marking the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first moonwalk, the latest addition to the long-running Eyewitness series takes the reader on a lunar voyage to Earth's nearest neighbour. This book explores the Moon from its place in myth and legend to the 20th Century space race and beyond. It shows how astronomers and astronauts have scrutinized the moon's craters and seas, analyzed its structure, and checked its potential as a base for future exploration of outer space.
A captivating, comprehensive, and accessible look at the Moon, illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs.
About the Author
Elaine Scott, a veteran nonfiction writer, is often praised for making complicated scientific concepts accessible for young readers. She is the author of When Is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto, among many other books. She lives in Houston, Texas.
Table of Contents
Preliminaries; CONTENTS; Moon, myth, imagination; Earth's partner; A waltz in space; The Moon's calendar; Eclipses; Tides; Birth of the Moon; The Moon takes shape; The Moon's surface; Craters; Moon rock; Other moons; The telescope era; From dream to reality; The space race; Destination Moon; Apollo spacecraft; Getting men on the Moon; Dressed for space; A giant leap; Exploring the Moon; Further Soviet exploration; Living in space; The new lunar invasion; Return to the Moon; This time to stay; A job on the Moon; Near side; Far side; Lunar timeline; Hall of fame; Find out more; Glossary; Index.